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Copyright: Sumon Sinha (Mana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-04
Categories: Insects
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H2
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Jewel Bug of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-15 2:47
Viewed: 4326
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 80
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Today I present this beautiful coloured bug. Though I have earlier posted a few of these but this bug looks absolutely different - I presume it is a different species. Experts can throw some light on this. It almost looks similar as far as colour is concerned but it is more longish in shape. This picture was taken inside the Chandaka Wildlife Sanctuary. Shot taken hand-held in relatively good light conditions. Hope everyone like it.

Scutelleridae are otherwise known as shield-backed bugs, a reference to the fact that their shield is continuous, not divided. Because bugs in this family are usually brightly colored, they are also known as Jewel bugs. These insects feed on plant juices, and are closely related to stink bugs.

Scientific classification -
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Heteroptera
Family: Scutelleridae

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2008-09-15 2:56]

Hello Sumon,
a beautiful and sharp picture of this colourful and light reflecting bug.
You professionally managed these reflections. The whole picture appears admirably natural
with respect to colours and light.This is underlined by the composition and selected display window.
Focus, sharpness and depth of field are excellent.
Best wishes, Peter

Hola Sumon,
Excelente captura de este escarabajo que nos muestras con tanta nitidez y bellos colores, buen control de luz y fondo agradable, saludos
José Ramón

Hello Sumon,

Very beautiful presentation of this very nice bug. Excellent POV, DOF and sharpness. Excellent exposure and great natural colours.

Hi Mana!

Indeed, it is beautiful! The colours are absolutely superb, but a beautiful bug yet doesn't mean a beautiful picture. The expert eye and know how of the photographer makes the difference. You once again proof your qualities as an outstanding photographer with this composition and the perfect sharpness and lighting.

Kind regards


Hi Dada,

Good photograph comparing to that days subduded lighting condition.Like the POV and the composition.Also the description.Also U have managed to show the entire leaf and thus the size of the bug.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-09-15 4:07]

hi sumon,
wonderful and colorful beetle has got good treatment here. just right composition and overall green has given good contrast to the subject in good lighting conditions. tfs.

Hi Sumon

Beautiful capture of this impressive sheild bug; great colours.
Expert exposure. Great sharpness and details. Perfect DOF.
Well done


Hi Sumon,
It's a pleasure to see and enjoy this colorful presentation.
You know exactly how to push the saturation just to an adequate level.
Proper lighting that produces that rich textures on the bug and the leaf.
My compliments and thanks for share.
Best regards,

Merhaba Sumon,
The iridescent colours of this bug are sensational my friend, and your rendering of them is perfect. Thank you indeed for sharing this beauty.

Excels in many ways, but most of all it is a pleasing shot of an insect which may or may not be so under normal circumstances:-) Only you could do this so well Sumon. Very nice sir!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-09-15 7:02]

Hello Sumon,
Superb photo in an original composition. Excellent sharpness and beautiful natural light and colours. Great POV and DOF.
Kind regards,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-09-15 7:13]

Hi Sumon
Excellent closed up image.Good POV and outstanding sharpness and detail.Colors are also fantastic.
TFS Michel

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-09-15 9:39]

Hi Sumon,

Not only is this a beautiful bug with wonderful colors but it is a beautiful picture. The position on the nibbled at leaf showing the grapes is superb. Details, background and diagonal composition are all excellent.


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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-09-15 10:14]

Hello Sumon,

What a fine photo with this bug looking licke a jewel. You have usen a well adapted DOF keeping the whole insect in focus and showing great sharp details. Color rendering has been well made showing the reachness of color tones.

Thank you for sharing,

Hello Sumon!
Nice and very colourful presentation. This insect was presented by you before, but in rather different composition. I like free space on its left side and very good sharpness.
All the best from Lodz my Friend!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-09-15 16:08]

Hi Sumon,you must to say us your secret to take so perfectly this terribles bugs!! Impossibile to have a perfection like that,the reflections from the body are impressives!!This time 2 points are not enough! My best compliments,Luciano

Hello my dearest friend,
Thank you heartedly for this beautiful posting of colourful bug!
so sharp with excellent colouration and details
my respected photographer of nature!
take good care

Hi Sumon, my friend!
What a beautifully coloured bug with great clarity and exposure. Wonderful composition too. Many thanks for sharing this beauty!
Have a nice day!


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-09-16 2:39]

Hello Sumon,
This is a really splendid view of this brightly coloured Bug. I like its pose on the leaf where it shows up very nicely. Great sharpness and an excellent composition.
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hi Sumon.
Beautiful vermicule about splendid colours, super sharpness. I congratulate shot.
I greet Robert.

Hi Sumon Da,
A nice and strange looking shield back bug. Very well capture with nice DOF which is not easy. Superb sharp details and a nice composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Etonnant insecte bien présenté.
Bonne journée.

Sumon, esta es de este tipo de imágenes que diríamos que supera la realidad, típico en ti por otra parte jeje.
Excelente composición y preciso enfoque. Bien captados esos difíciles colores y brillos.
Eres un gran artista con la cámara fotográfica.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi Tejedor.

Hi Sumon
Another beauty. Razor sharp image. Beautiful colors great composition with a leaf. I like it very much Nothinf to critique ;-)
Best wishes

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-09-16 6:25]

Hello Sumon, Perfect shot and a superb angle. I like the composition here putting the bug and focussing the entire leaf. Good view. Ganesh

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-09-16 9:53]

Hi Sumon,
a superb photo of this beautiful beetle.
The colours are magnificent.
Very sharp and crisp.
Excellent DOF.

Well done,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-16 11:23]

Hello Sumon,,
WOW!! Excellent photo with beautiful color and outstanding detail. Very well done.
Regards Siggi

Hello Sumon.
This is a marvel!
Fine colors, texture and details.
Excellent sharpness and luminosity.
Congratulations for more a wonderful work photographic!
José Roberto

amazing color and sharpness details of
this colorfull bug..another great capture Sumon

best sERGIO

Hello Sumon, great macro shot of this beautifully coloured insect. TFS and regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-09-17 0:05]

hello Sumon,
These Jewel bugs are of great beauty. I noticed also that the shape was different from the ones we usually see on TN. Beautiful green on green picture. You managed the light very well, the reflections on the bug's shield are just right. Very well done as usual.
Best regards

hello sumon,
another nice capture, this species look quite interesting, sharp image with good details, the natural colors and excellent details,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-09-18 0:14]

Hi Sumon,
Metallic colors,and the patterns of this bug look beautiful. Focus, sharpness, POV, composition , lighting and details are very nice. TFS
All the best,

What a beautiful specimen you've captured here Sumon!
A lovely composition with great colour and detail as always.
I wish we had insects like this in New Zealand.
Great image!
Thanks for this.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-09-18 22:10]

Hello Sumon,
A great macro of a beautiful species of Jewel Bug well taken on the underside of a leaf from a fine dorsal POV with excellent sharpness, detail and colours.
A real beauty and thanks for sharing it!

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-09-18 23:14]

Hi Sumon

Excellent shot - very good pose with wonderful detail and colours.


Sumon, I have been wanting to look at this species with a bit of concentration. I am comparatively free this afternoon, so I thought I would gaze at this bug and admire it at my own pace.
You are right; it does not look like the Jewel Bug but has the same colouring. And it is definitely longer. The body shape suggests a beetle, but I cannot be fully sure. I will perhaps go with Ivan; it could be a different species of Jewel Bug.
The image is sharp as a razor. There is not the slightest colour exaggeration and the perforated leaf provides a wonderful BG.
Now that I have seen the simple camera and the magician behind it with my own eyes, I am able to declare with great satisfaction that this highly creative work has made my day.
Thanks and regards.

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-09-19 13:14]

Hola Sumon, muy bonita composición de esta fotografia con buena luz(evitando brillos molestos) y color.
Un saludo

What a riot of colours this little fellow has, Dada!
Superbe capture!

Ciao Sumon, wonderful bug with fantastic metallic colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-09-21 7:41]

Hello Sumon, good capture of this fine jewel! Great sharpness and excellent light. Fantastic image my friend, thanks!


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